Mount Vernon is open 365 days a year, including Christmas Day.

The Washington, D.C. metro area includes not only the nation’s capital but parts of Virginia and Maryland.

Visitors have access to some of the nation’s most important historical sites and museums, including George Washington’s estate. As you plan your trip to Washington, D.C., discover can’t-miss attractions for history enthusiasts.

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

Each year, millions of people traverse the National Mall, a landscaped park in Washington, D.C. where iconic monuments and museums reside. 

Tour George Washington's D.C.


Washington, D.C. offers transportation options that serve the surrounding areas of Maryland and Virginia.

Bus service
Metro rail (subway)
Water taxi
River cruise

Ridesharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, also operate here.

Visit our directions page for information about accessing Mount Vernon.

George Washington's Estate

Plan Your Visit

Mount Vernon is located in northern Virginia, just a short drive from Washington, D.C.

For more information about things to do in Virginia, visit, the official tourism website for the state of Virginia. You’ll find an overview of each region in Virginia, as well as information about cultural attractions, upcoming events, and where to stay. You can also purchase merchandise featuring the official Virginia slogan, “Virginia is for Lovers.”

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9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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